Grumpy


1h 14m 1930

Film Details

Release Date
Aug 23, 1930
Premiere Information
New York premiere: 1 Aug 1930
Production Company
Paramount-Publix Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play Grumpy, a Play in Four Acts by Horace Hodges, Thomas Wigney Percyval (New York, 24 Nov 1913).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 14m
Sound
Mono (MovieTone)
Color
Black and White
Film Length
6,651ft (9 reels)

Synopsis

Grumpy, a retired London criminal lawyer who lives on his country estate with his granddaughter, Virginia, is a witty and lovable, though temperamental, old man. Jarvis, one of Virginia's recent acquaintances, is their houseguest when Ernest Heron, Virginia's sweetheart, returns from South Africa as the secret bearer of a valuable diamond. That night, Ernest is attacked in the library and the diamond is stolen, the only clue being a camellia placed in his hand. Grumpy's sleuthing leads him to suspect Jarvis, and he follows him to London. There he is unable to sell the diamond to Berci, who learns that Jarvis is under suspicion. Terrified by Grumpy's visit to his apartment, Jarvis returns to the country to retrieve the camellia; faced with Grumpy's accusations, he returns the diamond and is arrested. Ernest and Virginia are left to their happiness as the old man grumbles off to bed.

Film Details

Release Date
Aug 23, 1930
Premiere Information
New York premiere: 1 Aug 1930
Production Company
Paramount-Publix Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play Grumpy, a Play in Four Acts by Horace Hodges, Thomas Wigney Percyval (New York, 24 Nov 1913).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 14m
Sound
Mono (MovieTone)
Color
Black and White
Film Length
6,651ft (9 reels)

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Notes

Remake of the 1923 film of the same title; also produced in a Spanish-language version, Cascarrabias, in 1930.